Maps & Geography

Geography is central to the work of the Department of City Planning. While planning involves the development of citywide policies and strategies to promote a resilient, equitable and livable New York City with economic and housing opportunities for all, these policies and strategies come to life in specific places, each with a unique collection of geographic and demographic characteristics.

The Department of City Planning website is full of maps. Visit the Plans and Studies section for maps related to ongoing or recent projects. Visit the Zoning Maps section for historical, current and proposed zoning maps. The Community Portal contains links to map resources for each of the 59 community districts. The NYC Population section contains a wealth of historical and current demographic, socioeconomic and housing maps. And for those who want to make their own maps, download our geographic data files in our Open Data/BYTES of the BIG APPLE™ section.

This Maps & Geography section contains links to some of City Planning’s citywide geographic resources.

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A note to our users about upcoming changes
2020 Census Operations include the revision of small area geographies, such as census blocks and census tracts. Accordingly, City Planning will update Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs), which rely upon these census geographies. City Planning will also release a new geography, to be known as Community District Tabulation Areas (CDTAs), to better approximate New York City’s 59 Community Districts. Look for more details concerning NTAs and CDTAs to be posted in the coming months.

NYC Borough, Base and Administrative District Maps

To better help New York City residents in their civic engagement, the Department of City Planning has created new maps that show different administrative boundaries, by borough. These maps show the boundaries for all 59 community districts, 51 City Council districts, 65 Assembly districts and 25 State Senate districts within the five boroughs.